“Eric Sussman reports that the 2005 growing season was marked by a cool and wet spring that delayed bud break and resulted in lower quantities overall. Temperatures were distinctly cooler with no real heat spikes which enabled the grapes to retain better acidity and freshness levels and Sussman said that he didn’t finish picking until November! All the wines were bottled unfined and unfiltered. I have been following the Radio-Côteau wines since the 2002 vintage and it appears to me that Sussman continues to refine his touch as the wines seemingly go from strength to strength. “–Allen Meadows'